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Certificate Programmes

Overview of Certificate Programmes

Hotel and Tourism / Chinese Cuisine / International Cuisine Programmes

The Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI), Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI) and International Culinary Institute (ICI) offer quality professional programmes with the state-of-the-art training facilities. All programmes are designed to meet the needs and development of the hospitality industry. Job placement services are also provided to help graduates develop their careers in the hotel, catering or tourism industry.


The Hotel and Tourism Institute was set up to fulfill the growing demand for trained manpower in the hotel, catering and tourism industry. The Institute aims to be the leading institution in hotel and tourism training in Hong Kong in order to uphold Hong Kong’s status as a premier travel destination in Asia. Furnished with comprehensive training facilities, HTI offers programmes covering Food and Beverage Service, Front Office Operations, Housekeeping Operations, Hotel Spa Therapies, Catering and Event Management, Tour Service and Travel Agency Operations. It also offers supervisory and skills upgrading programmes for in-service professionals.


The Chinese Culinary Institute endeavours to provide systematic training in Chinese cuisine for beginners and practicing chefs who wish to obtain or upgrade their professional qualifications. It also aims to elevate the professional standard and status of Chinese Chefs in order to strengthen Hong Kong’s reputation as the “Culinary Capital of Asia”. Furthermore, CCI strives to establish Hong Kong as a regional training and accreditation centre in Chinese cuisine by introducing a trade test system. To promote the deep-rooted heritage of Chinese culinary art, CCI offers culinary interest courses for local and tourists alike.


The International Culinary Institute aims at training and developing talent in culinary arts and wine to sustain Hong Kong’s status as Asia’s wine-and-dine destination. ICI offers a wide range of quality professional culinary programmes covering cuisines of Europe, Mediterranean, Americas, Middle East and Asia as well as bakery and confectionery. It also provides wine and beverage business management programmes to groom aspiring youths for career development in the related industries.


Maritime Programme

This course aims at meeting the manpower needs of the maritime industry by providing new force of properly trained junior general purpose ratings. It also provides opportunities for youngsters who are looking for other alternatives for their career advancement.


In addition, the course is developed according to the requirements of the International Convention on standard of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) and has been duly approved by the Hong Kong Marine Department as a Qualified Seafarers Training Course. Graduates can serve as seafarers or pursue careers related to maritime industries.